Seen By Her Nation - Woman's Northern Traditional Buckskin Dress

Type of art: Beadwork / Quillwork



"Seen By Her Nation" is a unique and one-of-a-kind fully beaded Lakota Woman's dress inspired by my daughter Andrea Bear King and titled in honor of a wife of our Hunkpapa Lakota Leader Sitting Bull. This dress is designed and created with the Woman's Northern Traditional dancer in mind, but is a very beautiful piece of collectable art. Bold motifs of dragonflies, lightening bolts, tipis, turtles, and stars all of which are symbolic of the history and culture of my Lakota relatives are incorporated into this dress. The dress includes a fully beaded yoke, beaded skirt, belt, purse, beaded mink hair ties, strike-a-light bag, knife sheath, a bone choker and woman's full size breastplate.

Materials: Size 11 Czech Glass Seed Beads, Size 3mm, 6mm, and 8mm Burgundy Swarovski Crystals, Gold plated 6mm & 8mm beads, 1 1/2 inch & 4 inch bone hair pipes, sable minks, brain tanned deer & elk hides, sterling silver findings, canvas and cow hide.

Technique: The beaded technique includes both the lane/lazy stitch and applique stitch. All components of the dress are completely handstitched. The dress took over 2 years to complete.

Size: The yoke measure at 60" x 33" and the skirt measures at 37" x 39".

Price: $27,000
Beverly Moran
Standing Rock
Beverly (Bear King) Moran is a beadwork artist specializing in northern traditional buckskin dresses and horse regalia. She has won numerous awards including Best of Show at the Autry Museum of the American West in 2016 and the Best of Classification at the Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market in 2018. In 2019, she won a prestigious award for her dress "Seen By Her Nation" at the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts Native American Clothing Contest. During the 2020 Santa Fe Virtual Indian Art Market she was awarded the Executive Director's Special Award for "Honoring Your Father & Mother". She actively participates in the world renowned Gathering of Nations Horse & Rider Regalia parade held annually in Albuquerque in April.
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